Wednesday, 10 February 2016

WOOD FURNITURE PHASES AFRICA

Natural Wood Dining Room Table with Steel Legs
Size: The table in picture measures 2400x1000x780(h) custom sizes available.  The wood is Matumi
Wood Finish: The table in picture is finished with a polyurethane coat and does not need any continuous care. other finishes also available - oil treatment with a wax finish that requires a wax
application about 4times per annum. The wax application is very simple, it's just a matter of applying a coat with paper towel and buffing with a microfiber cloth.  

Friday, 29 January 2016

COWHIDE RUGS AND FURNITURE AS WELL AS LEATHER - AT PHASES AFRICA

These ottomans and all other product in this post are handmade by an artist in South Africa. They are all constructed by cutting each piece by hand the individual piece of hide is then laid out to formulate a pattern, followed by stitch-holes that are punched around each component’s perimeter before, hand-stitched with waxed cotton thread into a single tapestry. Please note: In the making of the rugs each individual piece of cowhide is adhered to a rubber backing first, before the stitch-holes are punched.

Cowhide Ottomans At PhasesAfrica.com



VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES - TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 650cc 1969

©Triumph Bonneville 650cc 1969 – Image by: Stephan Cooper

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Kruger Park’s size is 7,523 sq miles (19,485 (km²). Home to a variety of wild life including the big five: Elephant approximately 13,750 - Lion an estimated 1,750 - 1000 Leopards and 37,130 Buffalo. Unfortunately, the last recorded count for Black Rhino in Kruger was only 590, and this was before 2011, when a record 450 rhinos were slaughtered by poachers in all of South Africa. Thus, Kruger’s Rhino count must have dropped significantly since then. All of this can be attributed to inhabitants of countries like Vietnam, the end users, naively believing the horns have medicinal benefits. It is time that these little men “man up” on their own account and stop believing killing innocent animals will do the trick.

© Noleen Kutash - Mother and Child Rhino

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

HEART OF A RANGER IN AFRICA

VISIT THIS WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mapungubw © Image: Obie Oberholzer

As you enter the Mapugubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, one of the things that first captures the eye is the architecture of the Museum and Interpretive Centre. The extraordinary curvature and lines of the building will mesmerise all visitors but the true treasures are located inside.

The centre was constructed with the intention of merging the natural location with the park's cultural heritage, by using modern environmentally sensitive techniques. In 2009 the building won the World Architectural Building of the Year Award, out-performing buildings from New York, Singapore and China. The stone-walling technique used in the building of the centre was adopted from a native method prevalent in the Mapungubwe area.

AFRICAN HOME FURNISHINGS AND DECOR



During my extended stay in Florence, Italy, in 2000 and 2001, I became a Medici “groupie” while studying the Italian Renaissance.  At the time, little did I know that one day I would find myself standing at the door of such a movement in my country of birth, South Africa.  Upon my return to the U.S. in August of that same year, a friend of mine in Los Angeles with a highly successful home furnishing store asked if I would consider going to South Africa to explore the prospects of finding a new look for her store.

Friday, 15 January 2016

HANDMADE AREA RUGS

HANDMADE AREA RUG http://phasesafrica.com
Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs. These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.
Size: 200 x 300 cm - contact us for custom sizes.

Friday, 8 January 2016

AFRICAN DECOR MAKES A SPLASH IN HOLLYWOOD

Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood - wooden stools featured available at Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd)
Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood - wooden stools featured available at Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd)

Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood - wooden stools featured available at Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd)
Image source Composition Hospitality - African wooden stool featured here available at Phases Africa
African Wooden stools 5 of 6 styles featured in this image - from Left to Right: Drum, Zig-Zag, V-Shape, Goblet, Bobbin -  image below is called Wave all available at Phases Africa Decor
The Wave
Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image.  
Please note natural cracks and separations will appear and is part of the organic appeal.
Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High
Wood Species:
White and Red Eucalyptus
White Poplar
Jacaranda
London Plane
 

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